- Bugged Out XIX Birthday: Maya, Heidi, Miss Kittin
Bugged Out enters its twentieth year celebrating their 19th birthday on November 23rd with a multi-room extravaganza at Fire. The show is headlined by Maya Jane Coles who burst on to the house scene in 2010 with flame orange hair and a unique vision fully realised in her debut album ‘Comfort’ this summer. Heidi joined us at Bugged Out this time last year and played one of the best sets of 2012, with her Jackathon nights and releases she curates and pulls together the true spirits of house and techno always with an eye on the party and her hands never too far from a Prince record. Heidi released a Jackathon 12” last summer with Maya and Miss Kittin and we’ve been trying to get all three ladies together since. Tonight we realise that with special guest Miss Kittin joining the bill in the main room. Kittin has been a part of the Bugged Out family since she stole the show back in 2001. A regular fixture at our nights at The End she also compiled one of our Bugged Out Mix albums in 2006 and returned to the fray this year with her album Calling From The Stars. (more…)
- Hold Tight London! The Chemical Brothers DJ set 30.11.13
The Chemical Brothers play an exclusive DJ set for Bugged Out on November 30th at Vauxhall’s Area club, their first London appearance since Spring last year. Expect 3 hours from Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. Their set was one of the highlights of the Bugged Out Weekender with new material and Chems classics featuring amongst their unique take on acid, techno and house. No one sounds like the Brothers. Also expect copious amounts of smoke, strobes and for this to sell out quickly as the space is relatively intimate for a Chems appearance. James Holroyd warms up for Tom & Ed with a special guest announced the night before.
- Erol Alkan’s next London show 2.11.13
THE ADVANCE TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. THERE WILL BE PLENTY ON THE DOOR FROM 9PM. GET DOWN EARLY.
Erol Alkan’s last London show was on Easter Thursday where he played a triumphant 10 hour set – the show sold out weeks in advance.
After an 8 month hiatus Erol is back with a headline show at XOYO on November 2nd. Why the wait? (more…)
- Buraka Som Sistema – exclusive live show & film
Unique Angloan kuduro techno-grime-beyond act Buraka Som Sistema play a one-off live show in London on October 10th preceded by a showing of their documentary Off The Beaten Track on the big screen. The film highlights a trip around the world with the band as they work on their upcoming album and the story of their impact on Lisbon nighlife and how the kuduro sound took off around the world. Following the screening the band will play a full live set – the only time you can catch them in London this year. Tickets & details from here.
- Dusky – Oct 5th at XOYO
THOUGH THE ADVANCE TICKET ALLOCATION HAS SOLD OUT THERE WILL BE PLENTY ON THE DOOR FROM 9PM. At the forefront of the new breed of rapidly rising house stars, Dusky curate their own headline show at XOYO on October 5th. Alongside promoters Bugged Out, Dusky have assembled a classy line-up of underground heroes to join them. Paul Woolford has been dropping bombs for years, most notably 2006’s Erotic Discourse as Bobby Peru, his biggest track until this year’s ‘Untitled’ – arguably the tune of the summer. Another long-standing producer that is on the cutting-edge right now is Trevino – Marcus Intalex’s 4/4 guise – who is responsible for discerning cuts like Backtracking on The Nothing Special label. Completing the line-up is another of Nick and Alfie’s favourites in UK underground legend Neville Watson.
Advance tickets here.
- Bugged Out at Warehouse Project
We are thrilled to be back at the Warehouse Project this year with our Bugged Out date on Friday December 6th. The Chemical Brothers headline – their first DJ for us since their epic set at the Weekender in Jan. Eats Everything, who played room 2 last year, elevates to the main room and is joined by techno don Dave Clarke. Bugged Out regulars Erol Alkan, Justin Robertson and Original Bugger James Holroyd also play and Feel My Bicep host a room with Optimo, Gerd Janson, Boddika and Trevino. Tickets are now on sale from here.